Needs of the heart : a social and cultural history of Brazil's clergy and seminaries

Serbin, Ken

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  • Creator Kenneth P. Serbin
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, [2006] ©2006
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 476 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780268041199, 0268041199
  • OCLC ocm64335730


  • "From the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies"--P. [ii].
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 394-456) and index.


  • Introduction : the meaning of the priesthood -- To be a priest in Brazil -- Romanization and the grand discipline, 1840--1962 (or, Trent comes to Brazil) -- The costs of discipline -- "The modern saint is a social saint" : crisis in the seminaries and the search for a new Brazilian priesthood, 1945--1975 -- "A special grace from God" : experiments in psychoanalysis and liberation psychology -- The pequenas comunidades and the Theological Institute of Recife -- Epilogue : seminaries and the clergy in the new millennium
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